Thu 19 Nov 20
VisitScotland have become the first national tourism organisation to join the Tourism Declares initiative setting out their commitment to responsible tourism and addressing climate change.
Through their activity, VisitScotlandaim to play a leading role in the development of Scotland as a globally-recognised responsible destination. They have pledged to take action to reduce carbon emissions and support businesses to do the same. With the tourism industry facing huge challenges due to the pandemic, the plans recognise the importance of balancing necessary business survival with a sustainable and responsible recovery.
The collaborative partnership joins a growing list of over one hundred travel groups, businesses and individuals who have declared under the banner Tourism Declares a Climate Emergency; an initiative committed to coming together to find solutions to the climate crisis. The initiative encourages positive contributions toward addressing climate change, especially as the tourism sector looks to recover from COVID-19.